The Small Woods Association is also proud to offer a selection of Flora Locale training courses at a discounted rate of £50 for Small Woods members.
Facilitator: Gordon Haycock, Haycock & Jay Associates Ltd
An introductory day looking at woodland ground flora, relating this to methods of ground flora introduction in developing plantations. The morning will be spent in the mature woodlands of Chevin Forest Park LNR, identifying plants and understanding the ecology of ground flora species. This will be followed by a visit to nearby Gallows Hill Nature Area where a series of techniques are being trialled for woodland ground flora introduction and diversification in plantation woodland leading to discussion around the techniques for wild flower introduction in both urban and rural locations. We will explore possible pitfalls, seed collection and propagation tips and large-scale methods of introduction, to highlight best practice for introducing ground flora in different circumstances.